Samsung to Slow Down Manufacturing in China, Now Focuses on India and Vietnam

A revelation has come up concerning the South Korean electronics manufacturing giant Samsung. The company has reportedly announced that it would cut manufacturing in China and would shift focus to other countries like India and Vietnam. As per this new report Samsung has taken this step to deal with the declining profits in the country. To recall, Samsung had been manufacturing in China at the Tianjin Samsung Telecommunications Co (TSTC).

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The South Korean tech giant in July inaugurated a new 35-acre facility in India which is touted as the world’s biggest mobile manufacturing plant. Samsung which is currently making 67 million smartphones in India. And with the new plant being functional, it is expected to manufacture nearly 120 million mobile phones.

The company is also strengthening its production lines in Vietnam and India, targeting rising demand in these fast-growing markets as well as making them production bases for exports to the global market.

“Samsung Electronics is cutting its smartphone production in China to cope with falling sales in the country, showing how the South Korean tech giant is struggling to rebound in the world’s largest smartphone market,” Nikkei Asian Review reported late on Monday.

Analysts believe the company should do more in China to woo consumers reports IANS.

“I do think that Samsung needs to pay more attention to China. China is a big market, and I think that a more focused approach to China will help manage its expectations,” Carolina Milanesi, an analyst at Creative Strategies, a US-based market research firm, was quoted as saying by Nikkei Asian Review.

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Samsung also runs a smartphone production line in Vietnam, exporting most of those smartphones to Europe and other key markets.

Samsung’s growth saga in India

The top two smartphone brands in India- Xiaomi and Samsung, each said to be shipped 9.9 million smartphones in Q2 2018. According to the shipment tracking firm, Canalys the two companies now account for 60% of total shipments in India, up from 43% a year ago. Both the brands now has 30% market share in the country.

Samsung’s upcoming phone launch in India

Samsung will be launching its much awaited Galaxy Note 9 in India on August 22.  The Galaxy Note 9 comes with a mammoth 1TB memory, a bigger 4000mAh battery and a Bluetooth-equipped S Pen. The device that runs OS Android 8.1 Oreo has the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 system-on-chip (SoC) for the US customers and the models powered by Samsung’s very own “Exynos 9 Series 9810” chips will come to India.

The device sports a dual camera system (12MP+12MP) with dual optical image stabilisation (OIS) at the rear — with 2 times more powerful optical zoom and up to 10 times powerful digital zoom and an 8MP front shooter.

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Arpit spends his day closely following the telecom and tech industry. A music connoisseur and a night owl, he also takes a deep interest in the Indian technology start-up scene and spends rest of his time spilling poetry and stories on paper.

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Kaushik IMA
Kaushik IMA

Come on Samsung. Relaunch the Galaxy C series and put them all over India and China. You can do it….

Your marketshare is at 2% in China and you gave up after launching your best VFM phones (C series).

You have to have 5 generations of C series to taste success in China and India…..it’s now time for you to step up to the challenge.

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
Nikhil Mumbai-Pune

Will C series get upgrade next year? Will J series get upgrade next year? And more important will Exynos for J series will get something compared to Snapdragon 636/660 next year or by year end?

Kaushik IMA
Kaushik IMA

J series definitely (Mediatek or new exynos 7885). I think Samsung will not launch C series in India next year as they have removed all mention of C series in their website.

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
Nikhil Mumbai-Pune

It’s not much upgrade over Exynos 7870/7880. Just a two A73 cores when world is about to lunch A75/76/78.

Thamilan daa
Thamilan daa

A9 pron2016 will get 8.0 upgrade by this year end.

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
Nikhil Mumbai-Pune

In Janaury or February 2019.

Thamilan daa
Thamilan daa

Samsung : I like most of your phone models. But please ditch the useless PLS TFT display. That display is disgusting. Please do incorporate OIS for all the front and rear cameras for all the phones that you sell from Rs.15000 onwards. All the est. Vaalga Samsung. China companies oliga.

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Adviser

@ Thamilan daa
Please enlighten me by explaining the meaning of “est. Vaalga’ and “oliga”…
I purchased the Samsung Note 4 after reading your comments and I am still enjoying using it.
Would now like to purchase to Nokia 7 plus – what is your advice..

Thamilan daa
Thamilan daa

Vaalga means like ‘up up’. The other one is down down.

Thamilan daa
Thamilan daa

I don’t want to reveal my phones here. Be satisfied with your phone. Thats all. I am using two Samsung phones and both has OIS for rear camera and sAMOLED display.

Kaushik IMA
Kaushik IMA

Sudhakar uses Samsung A9 Pro and Note 4.

I was the first person who suggested him to buy A9 Pro. Still he never thanks me. 🙁

Sandeep Bansal, Manipal
Sandeep Bansal, Manipal

Thanks for telling him that wonderful phone of that time…
*It’s not sarcastic…

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